Canada’s Icefields Parkway runs 144 miles through the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. At its southern end is the picturesque Lake Louise while its northern tip is marked by the idyllic town of Jasper (no prizes for guessing why I’m particularly fond of this mountain oasis).
Your constant travelling companions along the highway are the stark peaks of the Rocky Mountains, of course. But you’ll also see rushing rivers, peaceful lakes, ancient glaciers, tumbling waterfalls, and if you’re lucky, a critter or two.
The entire length of the Icefields Parkway lies within two of Canada’s most dramatic and photogenic national parks, Banff in the south and Jasper (there’s that name again!) in the north. Together, these make up a sizeable part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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This post was inspired by the photo themes of Diagonal Line(s) from Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Peaks from Patrick’s Pix To Words, Stark from Debbie’s Travel With Intent, and Layers from Jenn’s Traveling at Wits End.